One of the big things that confused me most about Astral Projections were what people call the Vibrations.
How do you use them to your advantage to successfully project?
Well, the answer is you DON’T use them. They’re nothing more than a signpost that reads, “you’re doing fine, just keep doing what you’re doing”.
People generally sit/lie there waiting for these “vibrations” to kick in. This is the first mistake. They’re not a goal in itself… you might be one of the people who never experiences them. Does that mean you can not project? Not at all! Because they’re not something you NEED to project. They’re just a sticky note along the consciousness continuum that tells you to keep doing what you’re doing.
Back when I was practicing the more Classic OBE methods (where you feel a distinct separation) I used to get them quite often, and my mistake was to focus on them, trying to “expand” them (whatever that means, nobody ever explained that one satisfactorily to me either) and what ended happening was that they would pass by, and I’d get frustrated because I was STILL in my body. In the end, I gave up on having Classic OBEs because I found that they just never work well for me. 🙂
The form of projection I do is called Phasing. Phasing is interesting, because, for the most part, you’ll never experience Vibrations… and this, I find, confuses people a lot more, since everyone tells them that you must experience these to project. With Phasing, you’re shifting your awareness away from the physical towards the non-physical, there are no vibrations or “exit sensations” that you would normally get with Classic OBE methods.
There’s no point along the phasing line where you’ll ever feel any vibrations. You’re just “Here”, you shift, then you’re “There”. At this point though, confusingly, some people do report feeling them… I believe that the people who are experiencing Vibrations after they’ve phased are simply “expecting” them, and since they’re already “out of body” at this point, they’re already in the astral and we all know that Thought = Direct Action, this means that they will experience that which they expect to experience.
The same holds true for people who find themselves in a Lucid Dream and they begin to feel Vibrations. They’re only feeling them because they’re expecting to feel them, someone told them that they’ll experience them. If you’re already in a dream, then they’re now PAST the point where Vibrations can naturally manifest and they’re now being subconsciously created out of expectations.
The only time you’ll feel them is if you’re Lucid Dreaming and you shift yourself back to your physical body in an attempt to have a Focus 1 (RTZ) projection, THEN you will feel Vibrations, because you’ve returned to your physical body first. But if you’re already out, there’s no need to go through all that. Instead of shifting back to your physical body, you shift yourself somewhere else in the physical instead.
In any case, if for whatever reason I’m trying a Classic OBE method and I do feel them, I simply note that they happened and move on.
If your goal is to feel Vibrations, you’ll end up waiting for a while.